Mountain crash injures driver, destroys truck

May 29, 2009 Rescue personnel spent several tense minutes extracting Randy Jo Lambert from his pickup following a one-vehicle crash on Hutchinson Mountain just before 1 p.m. Thursday.Independence County Deputy Randy Sharp said Lambert, 53, of 3729 Camp Tahkodah Road, was eastbound on Camp Tahkodah Road, just west of McGough Road, when he lost control of his 1995 Ford Ranger pickup and ran off the right side of the road.Sharp said when Lambert over-corrected, causing the truck to go into a slide.

Batesville students to compete in event

May 29, 2009 When the world championship archers meet in Florida, Batesville students will be participating.The Eagle Mountain Magnet Archery Team scored 3,044 points out of a possible 3,600 and made 85 bull’s-eyes. They were ranked 11th nationally out of more than 120 elementary teams.“Everyone was crowding around us wanting to know what our secrets were, and what magic we had performed on this group. They were just amazed,” coach Susan Parker said.

Coleman transfers to Pipers

May 28, 2009 Jordin Coleman, a 5-foot-7 guard from State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo., has transferred to Lyon College and is set to play women’s basketball for the Pipers, according to a news release from the college.Coleman averaged 5.8 points, three assists and two steals in her second season at State Fair. She will be a junior for the upcoming season.

News of other days

May 28, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 10, 1996. 

College Briefs

May 28, 2009 AAA recognizes graduatesLITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Activities Association recently recognized three graduating seniors at Cedar Ridge High School with its Active Scholar Award.This year’s recipients are Whitney Crutcher, Jacy Fraser and Krysta Wright.

Cody Wilson inducted as SGA president

May 28, 2009 Cody Rutledge Wilson was inducted as president of the University of Central Arkansas Student Government Association in a ceremony in Conway in May. Wilson graduated in 2006 from Cabot High School with highest honors and has been active in the UCA student government since entering the university in his freshman year. Prior to being elected president, Wilson was a freshman class senator, president of the sophomore class and executive vice president during his junior year.

Wood-Lawn observes Nursing Home Week

May 28, 2009 Wood-Lawn Inc. in Batesville sponsored a series of events May 10-16 in observance of Nursing Home Week.The theme of the week was “Nurturing a Love That Lasts” and was designed to enrich the relationships and contacts between residents, youth, community members, families and staff, according to a news release.Some of the week’s special events included a Mother’s Day celebration, Jam Boys’ Gospel Music Band, wild hair day, birthday bash, pajama day, wheelchair races, balloon volleyball, basketball toss and ring toss.

64 Lyon students confirmed on list

May 28, 2009 Sixty-four students have been named to the spring 2009 Lyon College Dean’s List. To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester.Arkansas students on the spring 2009 list are:Bald Knob — Steven GoacherBatesville — Marnie Allen-Buckley, Katee Castleman, Megan Creech, Meredith Davis, Shayln Ferrell, Kristin Kelley, Stephanie McSpadden, Sarah O’Neal, Paige PresleyBenton — Meagan Bullock, Gueorguil Tchamkoriyski

Ozarka presents certificate graduates

May 28, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College has announced the names of students who graduated with a technical certificate or certificate of proficiency.Students completing their studies with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a certificate or associate degree program are designated as graduating magna cum laude. Students with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated cum laude.Technical Certificates

Artmobile to be in Newport

May 28, 2009 NEWPORT — The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a mobile gallery, will be at Arkansas State University-Newport at the Center for the Arts June 2-4. The Artmobile will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Wednesday and Thursday and until 6:30 p.m. that Tuesday. Admission is free.